Exactly one year ago, I posted my first official post here at BakeNoir.com. I started this blog with a lovely summer cocktail and it’s only appropriate to celebrate its first anniversary with a stylish pink cake, don’t you think? So, happy blogoversary BakeNoir! One year and 48 posts later, I still feel as happy and … Read more
Growing your own food is so incredibly rewarding. It’s just like making pasta from scratch or completing a batch of perfect little French macarons. The pride and accomplishment make you feel invincible. You’ve just made something out of nothing! You’re like a superhero! Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit, but it still is a … Read more
I’ve said this a million times before, but I have to say it again. I love summer! And, you most certainly can expect to hear those exact words from me again. And again, and again… Summer is colorful, fresh, bright, vibrant, carefree. Summer is sweet and sticky, hot and wonderful.
Raspberries. Petite, ruby red, delicate and slightly tart. You gotta love them! Yes, they can be bit hairy. And yes, those tiny little seeds can crawl into the smallest crack between your teeth and cause you a nervous breakdown. If you eat raspberry jam for breakfast, the chances are you won’t feel your tongue by … Read more
“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” Neil Gaiman was totally right. It is that hard, especially if it’s sizzling hot outside and you barely have enough energy to breath, let alone think.